Benjamin Francis Leftwich

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33 Queen's Road, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY

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Leeds Inspired

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

4th April 2024

Artistic transformation is often associated with a blast of fanfare–the dramatic unveiling of a new look, or lofty announcement of the revelation that prompted such a change. In the case of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, reinvention transpires with significantly more subtlety on his latest album, Some Things Break.

“It feels like a new voice, in a way.” the York-born artist says. “I guess a more human and perhaps a more surrendered voice. Learning to hold on to certain things and let go of others with as much grace as possible…I feel like I’m hiding less on this record. Ultimately I think it’s arecord about a kind of slow acceptance that some things break and for me-sometimes that’s necessary for healing”

Fans of Leftwich’s earlier work will associate him with a rich but pared-back acoustic singer-songwriter sound. Hit songs such as “Atlas Hands” and “Shine”–both from his Top 40 debut Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm–were infused with a charming wistfulness, and they earned for sweet escape. Fans and critics alike were struck by this new artist’s disarming honesty; his lyrics were lauded for their candidness and vulnerability.